Impact Stories

In Nov. 2021 after ten years of our evolving mission and impact, we changed our name to Gathering Ground. You may still find reference to our old name Creative New Jersey in posts created prior to Nov. 2021.

Cultivating Community Journalism

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A community journalism project in Atlantic City, led by Free Press and Media Mobilizing Project, gains partners and makes inroads into neighborhoods through Gathering Ground’s brokering of introductions and leveraging of networks built during the Atlantic City Call to Collaboration. 

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“During the process, a wonderful synergy has developed. The weekly Host Team meetings have united our Host Team, and forged new relationships between us all, as well as the businesses and community organizations that we represent. I applaud Gathering Ground for helping communities look at themselves through a process that embraces inclusivity, accountability and openness.”

– Rachael Faillace – Chair, Rahway Call to Collaboration Host Team | Former Executive Director, Rahway Arts District (Rahway)

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